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Welcome to 2019 at Texas State Railroad. 

Texas State RailroadEvents

Locomotive Ride-Along

Advanced Reservations Required

Rub Elbows with the Engineer and Conductor for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Palestine Texas Tour Dogwoods

Dogwood Days Brunch Train

Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Express

Saturday's April 13 & 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m.

BIG Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad

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ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Friday Date Night Train Rides

Coming back in May of 2019

It’s datenight in the Piney Woods!

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Maydelle Turntable Runs

May 2 & 16, 2019

Education and FUN on a TRAIN!

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Celebration of Steam at Texas State Railroad

May 25 & 26, 2019

Summer is when the big boys come out to play!

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Pumpkin Patch Texas State Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. every Saturday, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Every Saturday and Sunday, October 7 through the 29th kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, TX train depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch.

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Pints in the Pines

Coming back in May of 2019

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride.

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November 16 - December 28, 2019

All Aboard! Join us for a magical trip this holiday season to the North Pole on The Polar Express. Tickets sell quickly. reserve your seats now.

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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.